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Balancing Rock - (Granite Mountain)

Hike Description:

Balancing Rock is located next to Granite Mountain, which is part of the McDowell Mountain Conservatory. From the parking lot where you will meet your guide at the Veranda / bathrooms. We will walk west for a little under 3 miles to one of the most incredible sights in the desert, a true masterpiece of Mother Nature!

In the summer it’s a real early morning hike, the chances of seeing a rattle snake are high. October through April chances are very low, so if you don’t want to see a snake, its best to stick to the busy trail’s. Total time 3.5 to 4 hours depending how many times you stop to take a photograph. We can also make it a longer hike coming back another way that also has some amazing Boulders. Total distance is 6 miles.

As usual your guide will meet you at the trail head wearing a backpack with yoga mats attached and holding an ASU Umbrella.

  • Cost:
    • 1 Person = $150
    • 2 People = $200
    • 3 People = $225
    • 4 People = $250
    • 5 People = $275
    • 6 People = $300
    • $25 for Each Additional Person
  • Parking Cost: Free
  • Difficulty: Moderate - (Should Be For Some One That Exercises Often)
  • Hike Duration: 210 to 240 minutes
  • Elevation: 2000 feet
  • Directions: Take Loop 101 to Pima Road, Exit 36.
  • Go north on Pima Road 7 miles to Dynamite Blvd.
  • Turn right and go east on Dynamite 8 miles to 136th.
  • Turn left and go north on 136th, 2 miles to Granite Mountain Trailhead.
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